The Housing Minister, Eddie Hughes MP, at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has this week (19 July 2022) announced a new panel to advise on the best approach for dealing with anti-social behaviour from tenants who suffer from mental health issues, or drug and alcohol dependency.
The panel will bring together organisations from across the sector to identify how landlords and local support services work together and provide early intervention for vulnerable perpetrators – helping to reduce the 1.5 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded and reduce reoffending.
The government has also introduced a Community Trigger that gives victims the right to request a rapid, multi-agency review of their case and brings organisations together to find a joined-up solution.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Panel will commence in Summer 2022. The group aim to publish its good practice guidelines for social housing landlords and the wider sector on tackling anti-social behaviour by vulnerable perpetrators in Autumn 2022.